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Firefighters and air ambulance tackle bungalow fire which closes busy city road

PUBLISHED: 07:07 14 February 2020 | UPDATED: 09:10 14 February 2020

Emergency services at the bungalow fire on Plumstead Road. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Emergency services at the bungalow fire on Plumstead Road. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

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Firefighters have dealt with a blaze at a bungalow which also saw the air ambulance called into action and a busy city road closed.

Fire fighters at the bungalow fire on Plumstead Road. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYFire fighters at the bungalow fire on Plumstead Road. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

Crews were called to Plumstead Road at around 4.15pm, with the air ambulance helicopter landing near to Lionswood Junior School. Drivers were being rerouted around the area near Plumstead Road Library.

Eyewitnesses reported seeing a person being treated after being removed from the bungalow by firefighters.

One woman, who lives on Plumstead Road, said her five-year-old daughter alerted her to the fire.

The 27-year-old said: "I didn't think anything of it when I heard sirens but we looked out and saw all the blue lights. There was smoke and we heard the helicopter ambulance."

Fire fighters at the bungalow fire on Plumstead Road. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYFire fighters at the bungalow fire on Plumstead Road. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

One man, who has two children at the school, described the scene as "frightening".

He said: "There's a lot of children that live down here, it's not what you want to see. Obviously it makes you think about what would happen if that was your home or your family."

An East Anglian Air Ambulance spokesman said its Anglia 1 helicopter was dispatched to Norwich at 4.45pm, and dropped medical crews at the scene.

Police, three appliances from Norfolk Fire Service, and ambulance service are on the scene.

Fire fighters at the bungalow fire on Plumstead Road. Picture: DENISE BRADLEYFire fighters at the bungalow fire on Plumstead Road. Picture: DENISE BRADLEY

First Bus passengers travelling towards Thorpe St Andrew were cleared from the vehicle as the company arranged to reroute its 23/24 service.

The road has now partially reopened, with police directing traffic via one lane.

A fire service spokesman said a call was received at 4.14pm to a domestic fire.


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